Can there be a better pairing than chocolate and coffee? Both are grown in similar parts of the world, the cacao and coffee beans have a lot in common, and the taste of each is enhanced by the other. Join one of our coffee educators for this 60 minute class where you’ll discover secrets to tasting chocolate and coffee, and how a pairing of them works!
This class is a great option to get into the holiday season mood, and a great gift for those who love coffee and those who love chocolate - and it’s especially fun for team-building or with prospective customers. You’ll be working with the our Coffee Kit that comes with your purchase of this class: it includes three hand-selected coffees from around the world, sampling cups, tasting forms, and a detailed flavor wheel. You'll also receive three carefully curated chocolates from Brooklyn-based Chocolate paired to go with the coffee.
Your educator will introduce you to the bring-to-your-body-temperature chocolate-tasting technique, and the side-by-side coffee tasting technique that pros use (no coffee maker required!). You’ll taste the chocolates by themselves, the coffees by themselves and then both together as a pairing. At the very end is the big reveal, when your educator shares the origin and profile of each coffee and chocolate. You’ll leave this class appreciating both chocolate and coffee in a whole new way, and there'll be plenty extra of each to enjoy after the class too!
- Necessary cups and forms
- 3 pre-measured coffees
- 3 bars of chocolate
- Additional Coffee Explorer Box to be enjoyed after the tasting
- Grind sample (for whole beans)
Note: typically everything is shipped together however, for certain warmer zip codes, coffee and chocolate will ship separately.
Up to 300 people • 1 hr • Kit delivery
Learn to taste chocolate and coffee like an expert, and pair them for a fantastic new taste.
includes shipping cost
We can ship anywhere in the US and internationally as well. The listing price includes tax and shipping within the US. Delivery occurs up to 10 days before the event day.
Shipping outside the US will incur an additional fee and will include necessary customs/duties so that the guest does not have to do or pay anything. It's $65 extra per kit. We require 21 days lead time for international shipping.
Note: International shipping delays have been very unpredictable, so we cannot guarantee that they will arrive in time for the tasting via regular shipping. In the event that any international kits arrive late, those participants are of course still welcome to follow along during the tasting. If you would like to expedite your international packages, we offer expedited international shipping for $120 per kit.
This is a virtual event.
A Zoom link is provided by default in your confirmation email, but you can use other video conferencing software if you prefer.
- Kettle or pot to heat 30oz / 1L water
- Two spoons
- Two mugs
- A coffee grinder is preferred but not required
*Guests do not need coffee maker or brewer*
The Vanguard Group
James customized our experience by asking questions and responding to our comments. He paid attention to each person and made the event informative and fun!
My box was delivered over two weeks late. Furthermore, the hosts did not show up for the Initial booking, and as such it had to be rescheduled.
The event at the rescheduled timeslot was good though; I learned some things about tasting, and the chocolate and coffee was good.
I did this event as part of a team fun event for the holidays. Learned a lot about how to taste coffee and chocolate, and pair them together! The kit comes with everything you need for the event, aside from a few household supplies. Our instructor was friendly and helpful, and we had a lot of fun.
I highly recommend this class and want to especially give kudos to James. He did a great job leading us through the chocolate and coffee tasting. I was also pleasantly surprised with the amount of additional coffees included in the kit for us to sample later. All around an excellent experience!!
James explains everything perfectly and he is a really nice host.
The kits are awesome, they even include glasses.
Everything is really well thought, the quality of the chocolate and coffee is great.
Amazing experience! Thanks a lot James!
Grace period: free cancellation within 24 hours of booking deposit (Unless booked within 48 hours of the event start time). After that, cancel at least 14 days prior to the event to receive a full refund (minus service fee).